What Barack Obama did on his summer vacation, played golf, went to Martha’s Vineyard and saw his polling numbers completely collapse.
More bad polling data for President Barack Obama. The latest Gallup poll in a hypothetical match up between GOP contenders has Obama losing to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Obama tied with current Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Obama within the margin of error with US Reps. Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann. Making matters worse, Obama loses Independents to all contenders except Bachmann. Making matters even more worse than that, the incumbent President does not poll at 50% or above against any challenger. In a dead heat against a challenger when the incumbent polls below 50% … the incumbent loses.
President Barack Obama is closely matched against each of four possible Republican opponents when registered voters are asked whom they would support if the 2012 presidential election were held today. Mitt Romney leads Obama by two percentage points, 48% to 46%, Rick Perry and Obama are tied at 47%, and Obama edges out Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann by two and four points, respectively.
Is it that shocking that Obama is viewed in such a bad light? Not at all. Not when Obama has a job approval in the low 40′s and an economic job approval rating in the 20′s.
Brian in a Blue State
Romney still top dog in NH … But Perry is in Second.
The former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney still holds a large leads in New Hampshire with 36%, according to the NH Journal Survey, with Texas governor Rick Perry (18%) second, Ron Paul (14%) third and US Rep Michele Bachmann (10%) fourth. Of course Romney is going to fare well in NH, fellow New England state, or at least he better. If he ever fell to second or third place in any Granite state poll, it would be time for him to drop out of the race.
On the ballot Romney remains in a strong position. He leads all candidates with 36% of the vote. However, Perry, making his first appearance in the NH Journal poll, debuts with a strong 18%. Ron Paul continues to impress despite relatively little media attention with 14%. And Bachmann earns 10%. All other candidates were in single digits.
Among all voters surveyed Romney remains very popular with a favorable rating of 66% and an unfavorable rating of 24%. Perry also has a significantly favorable image ratio of 51% F / 27% U.
This is a strong showing for Rick Perry in NH.
Full poll can be seen HERE.
As reported at The Hill, Republicans are torn over Perry and Romney as to who would be the better GOP candidate to take on Barack Obama in 2012. This is hardly a bad thing. An honest and public debate to determine who would be the best principled candidate to take on Obama is exactly what is required. Let the GOP candidates hone their skills and present their message and vision to America now, because trust me Obama, his smear minion and the complicit MSM are going to go after the GOP candidate like no one has ever seen in political history. An incumbent President with such miserable poll numbers on the economy and other key political issues will have to attack his opponents, or as Obama refers to them as “his enemies”, because there is no way he can run on his record.
Texas Gov Rick Perry Jumps to the Lead in GOP Presidential Primary Poll … Perry 29%, Romney 18%, Bachmann 13%
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS AND FOR PERRY, ITS ABOUT JOBS, JOBS, JOBS …
The American public was waiting for some one to emerge from the GOP primary candidates cast of many to beat Barack Obama … looks like Texas Governor Rick Perry is that individual. PERRY SKYROCKETS TO THE TOP OF THE GOP PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY PACK! A note to Barack Obama, while the Obamamessiah takes a lame bus tour and talks of jobs, Rick Perry in Texas has created them.
Governor Rick Perry has splashed on to the seen and to the top of the GOP primary Presidential candidate polls. Following Perry’s announcement on Saturday in South Carolina, the Texas governor has vaulted into the lead according to the most recent Rasmussen poll. No wonder Obama and his minions were already taking shots at him. Perry has a double digit lead over second and third place GOP contenders Mitt Romney and Michele Bauchmann. It would appear that the announcement in South Carolina of a strong governor of a state who has executive experience and has created jobs trumps Bauchmann’s winning of the Iowa Straw poll.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, the new face in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has jumped to a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann with the other announced candidates trailing even further behind.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters, taken Monday night, finds Perry with 29% support. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, earns 18% of the vote, while Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who won the high-profile Ames Straw Poll in Iowa on Saturday, picks up 13%.
Check out Rick Perry for President.
Its the first GOP Presidential primary poll since Ames, Iowa and it was a doozy. It was obvious to many that the GOP electorate was not really warming up to Romney. They were just waiting and so many were holding their breath and waiting for Perry to enter the race and enter he has, Hey Barack, let’s see you talk your way out of the failure of your job creation against Perry.